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Review: Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux on Ubuntu

Prolog Here is the system information for this project, Workstation: HP Compaq 6515b Operating System: Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS (Hardy Heron), x86_64 version Kernel Version: 2.6.24-19-generic Pre-Installation Go to Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux homepage and request for 30-day trial. You will receive a set of username and password to download the software Download Sophos Anti-Virus for […]

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Linux vmsplice Local Root Exploit; Before & After Kernel Update

Yes, everyone was talking about Linux vmsplice Local Root Exploit. Izhar, Erek Dyskant and Aphesz were already experienced it. Here is my experience on my Debian (Testing), before & after the kernel update. Prologue mij@unforgiven:/tmp$ uname -r; cat /etc/debian_version; id 2.6.22-3-amd64 lenny/sid uid=1000(mij) gid=1000(mij) groups=20(dialout),24(cdrom),25(floppy),29(audio),44(video),46(plugdev),1000(mij) mij@unforgiven:/tmp$ wget http://downloads.securityfocus.com/vulnerabilities/exploits/27704.c mij@unforgiven:/tmp$ gcc 27704.c -o exploit Before Kernel […]

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Happy Computer Security Day!

Ok, I have to admit that I just knew the existence of Computer Security Day, thanks to announcement by Nasir. Therefore, I would like to wish a Happy Computer Security Day to all computer users all around the world :) You might want to view the checklist on how to celebrate the Computer Security Day.

Sophos Anti-Virus 6 on Linux

Just installed Sophos Anti-Virus 6 on my Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5. To install, just extract the tarball, and execute the install.sh file. < View plain text > code [root@utm tmp]# tar xzvf sav-linux-6-i386.tgz [root@utm tmp]# cd sophos-av/ [root@utm sophos-av]# ./install.sh You will need to answer several questions such as Do you accept the […]

RHEL 5: Yet Another Kernel Update

2.6.18-8.1.8.el5 kernel is now available for RHEL 5! Updated kernel packages that fix a security issue and a bug in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel are now available. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. The Linux kernel handles the basic functions of […]

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Red Hat Enterprise Linux Gets Top Government Security Rating

Good news to all Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) user. RHEL has been certified EAL4 Augmented with ALC_FLR.3 on IBM’s mainframe, System x, System p5 and eServer systems by National Information Assurance Partnership’s (NIAP) Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme for IT Security program. Excerpt from the original news, Red Hat Linux has received a […]

Reading Time: SecurityFocus Linux Newsletter #341

I just received latest SecurityFocus Linux Newsletter. If you’re a Linux System Administrator, I strongly recommend you to subscribe to this newsletter as it provides you a lot of news about security issue in GNU/Linux world.. Among the vulnerabilty summary in this issue are, Todd Miller Sudo Ptrace API Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Clam AntiVirus […]

RHEL 4 Security Report

I just realize that Red Hat Magazine has published a brief security report for RHEL 4. If you’re a System Administrator who are managing Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) system, then I believe this is report is a “must read” for you. Excerpt, Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 4 was released on February 15th 2005. This […]

IDC’s Asia/Pacific Security and Continuity Conference 2007

IDC’s Asia/Pacific is organizing Security and Continuity Conference 2007 soon. Theme: “Battling Sophisticated Threats: Security Strategies For The Resilient Enterprise” Date: June 12, 2007 Venue: Nikko Hotel, Kuala Lumpur Hot topics that will be discussed are, Security and regulatory compliance: No winners and no losers? Security- and compliance-related regulations in Asia/Pacific Methodologies and techniques to […]

Red Hat Still Has Sway, by LinuxWorld.com

Red Hat Still Has Sway – this is the article I received from LinuxWorld.com, wrote by Phil Hochmuth. Red Hat still has sway Red Hat shows it still has plenty of momentum and sway in the industry The third-annual event kicked off with news from IBM, which said it was teaming with Red Hat to […]